Wednesday, December 28, 2005
When: Saturday January 7th
Time: 5p.m. to ??
Where: My house in the basement
There will be cake, food, beverages (You know, all the usual stuff you've come to expect at one of my parties.)
Monday, December 26, 2005
1. Batman Begins
It's Batman without rubber nipples! Plus it's dark and spooky, the characters are pretty true to their orgins, and Gotham City looked beautiful.
2. King Kong
The first hour stunk, then they reach Skull Island. With non-stop action, incredible visual effects, Dinosaurs, and a Flintstones style Highway pile-up; King Kong is the best Creature Feature of the Year.
3. Kung Fu Hustle
The only way to make a Martial Arts film appeal to me is to make it like a cartoon, and Kung Fu Hustle did just that. With over the top fight scenes and a roadrunner/coyote style chase, this film was awesomely silly.
4. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit
Claymation at it's finest! Wallace & Gromit live on in their first full length movie with freakin cute bunnies. The movie was entertaining, the visuals were a treat to watch, and there was even boob/melon type humor (always a plus.)
I went into this film not expecting much at all but I was surprised how good it actually was. Zathura is a semi-sequal to Jumanji, it doesen't follow the same characters but it exists in the same universe. The visuals in this film impressed me due to the combination of computer and guys in suits. The lizard men were most impressive, because they were animatronic suits with the actor's real head CGIed out.
6. Mirror Mask
Mix together Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz and you would get something similar to Neil Gaiman's Mirror Mask. Combining live action with computer animation, Mirror Mask provides a fantasy world that's easy to lose yourself in.
7. Corpse Bride
Most people try and compare this film with Nightmare Before Christmas, which ruins the movie in my opinion. With a "nightmare free" mind this film has stunning animation and a fun fairy tale. The only downside is that the film is too short.
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
It can't hold a candle to the original film but "Charlie" had it's moments; such as the Danny Elfman Oompa Loompas and a room of angry squirrels. Tim Burton also did an excellent job of really making you hate the other children and their parents.
9. March of The Penguins
A nature documentry in the theater? Who would of immagined? Anyway the penguins were cute and fell down a lot, nuff said. (It does make for a promising sequal - March of Da Peguins 2: Death March! I hope they get Vin Diesel to play the rebel learder penguin).
Sin City has an all star cast, great visuals, and a comic book effect on the audience. It takes balls to film a movie in mostly black & white and hope it appeals to the target audience, Bravo!
This movie was fun, but then again, I didn't read the book.
12. Star Wars Episode III
A bunch of people die, Wookies have a battle, very little Jar Jar, and Yoda kicks butt. This movie wouldn't of been as good if it wasn't for the animated Clone Wars by Genndy Tartakovsky.
13. The Fantastic Four
The only reason this movie was any good is because I saw it at the drive-in theater where we got to talk over it. Fantastic 4 is pretty average in the way of comic book movies, it's not as good as Batman but not as terrible as Catwoman.
14. Aeon Flux
Not nearly as good as the animated shorts but still an O.K. movie. Aeon is full of a bunch of futuristic mumbo-jumbo but provides some neat fight scenes and some nice eye candy visuals.
15. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe
This film is basically Lord of the Rings Lite: Similar taste with half the calories. The visual effects are nice but become awkward at times and the religious theme become a downer after a while.
16. War of the Worlds
Honestly I think Spielberg's best films are his Sci-Fi/Thriller films. (Jurassic Park, Jaws, Indiana Jones, etc.) War of the worlds his one of his first in this genere in a while. While this film has monsters chasing people as prey it also has boring scenes with Tom Cruise dealing with his family and characters show up in the end that should of stayed dead.
It was O.K. not great. Never really connected with me.
18. Harry Potter: And the Goblet of Fire
I still don't get what the big deal is all about!? Harry Potter is a little whinny Wizard boy with a no-nosed wizard man trying to kill him. He loves playing flying soccer and supporting his 12 year old friend to date 21 year old Russian body builders! The only neat part about this film was a dragon, other than that it was filled with plot holes, skips in time, unessasary scenes with useless characters, over use of CGI animation, underage dating, and a hedge maze that I wish contained Jack Nicholson crazy with an Axe. Bah! Bah I say to Hairy Pothead and his lame movies.
19. The Brothers Grimm
I have nothing good to say about this movie. They took what could of been a really cool movie and took a big steaming dump on it. The visual effects were lame and didn't fit in with the movie. The animated characters looked animated and failed to bring any level of believibility to the audience. They butchered all the classic fairy tales by trying to make them one big tale and characters like the gingerman blob and pregnant spider horse were so goofily stupid-lame (yeah it's a word . . . now) that they sparked a new level of hate in my mind. I wish many ill things upon all that helped create this stink feast, especialy you Matt Damon . . . May Bob have Mercy on your Soul!
Friday, December 16, 2005
"As an homage to the original King Kong (1933) in which the tyrannosaurus also had an extra digit, Peter Jackson explains his T-rex by the idea that the dinosaurs on Skull Island have evolved in the 65 million years since the two-fingered tyrannosaurus went extinct elsewhere in the world. Peter Jackson has dubbed his dino as the V-rex."
Kinda sucks that from 65 million years ago to 1933 all the T-rex got was the finger. (HA!)
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
But the time has finaly come and I am now driving a new car. I have many memories attached to my Jeep; The pink stains in the backseat from Sami's pink hair, the missing chunks of ceiling from the tire-repair can explosion, the crack in the clock from Matt Luckett's fist, the way it drove after seven of you wanted a ride to see the Riddick movie, and who could forget all those times Scott has mooned people from the backseat.
Wether it was driving down my driveway or hauling down to Anna's lake house, the Jeep was an extension of my personality and it will never be forgotten.
Checkout this SEXY photoshoot Sarah and I did the last week I had my Jeep.
"King Kong" at Tinseltown Theater. (Time up for debate) All are welcome to come.
Sunday Dec. 18th
Brett's Chocholate and Cheese / Christmas Party. 6 p.m. At Brett's House.
Saturday Jan. 7th
Donovan's Birthday celebration. (No time or place set yet.)
Anna's Lake Trip!!!
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Sorry it took so long but all of the pictures from Halloween are now available for your viewing pleasure. This includes the Halloween parade, the halloween party, the Baxter ave. Morgue cast party, and volunteering at the morgue.
The Pictures are at my photo album here . . . http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumList?u=4124445
and are located in the folder "00 New Pictures"
Squirrel Boy tells the classic tale of a squirrel and his boy. Ten year-old Andy’s best friend and pet (in that order) is Rodney, a know-it-all squirrel with a lot of big ideas. These two “partners in crime” lead each other into all sorts of adventures in Andy’s backyard and throughout the neighborhood that makes Andy’s dad want to kick the oblivious Rodney out on his furry butt. Joining them on some of their adventures is Rodney’s best squirrel buddy, Leon, who prefers the call of the wild to Rodney’s life as a kept squirrel.
Veteran voice actors will bring the characters to life, including Tom Kenny (SponegeBob SquarePants) as Leon, Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim) as Rodney J. Squirrel, Pamela S. Adlon (Milo Oblong, Bobby - "King of the Hill) as Andy Johnson and Kurtwood Smith (Red in That ‘70s Show) as Andy’s father.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
In 15 days, the newest Hollywood dinosaur film since Jurassic Park III will hit theaters. On Wednesday, December 14th Peter Jackson's "King Kong" opens nation wide and I plan to be there. So any folks that wish to join me are welcome to tag along. Until then I'll bust out the raptor mask and dust off my Jurassic Park toys and try and keep my dino-urges to a minimum.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
- Vin Diesel coined the phrase, "I could eat a Horse" after he ate every last unicorn in existence.
- When Vin Diesel drinks pee, his asparagus smells funny.
- Crop circles are Vin's way of telling the world that sometimes corn needs to just lie the &@$% down.
- Vin Diesel was scheduled to be Stalone's stunt double in Rambo, but he was replaced after refusing to wearing a parachute when jumping from the plane.
- Vin Diesel once ate the entire cake at a bachelor party before anyone could tell him there was a stripper in it.
- The eternal conundrum "what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object" was finally solved when Vin Diesel punched himself in the face.
- Vin Diesel invented black. In fact, he invented the entire spectrum of visible light.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Also, Dave, We need to know exactly when your coming back and which day you wanna party, cause. . .
Kristen Barnes presents. . .
DAVE FEST 2005
in Donovan's Basement!
A celebration of all things Dave!
Sunday, November 13, 2005
I'm speaking of course about Cartoon Network's decision to no longer be 100% cartoons. Sunday was the begining of the end when they aired Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which I have no problem with, being one of the greatest movies of all time and half animated. The real doom starts next week when they air the not-so-good movie Small Soldiers. Other movies planned are "The Goonies", "Honey I shrunk the Kids", and "Batman" (airing alongside the action toons on Saturday night).
These are some great movies, they just don't belong on CARTOON Network! Remember what happened when MTV started showing more than music television?!
But wait, it gets worse!! Movies are not the only non-toons coming . . .
"Cartoon Network, in a move that should surprise everyone, is planning on creating new live-action series plots like sitcoms and action projects networkwide, not just the Krofft Brothers homage being worked on at Adult Swim. They're doing this because they claim that kids aren't interested in cartoons anymore and drawn towards Disney Channel and Nickelodeon live-action fare.
According to some higher ups at the network, the word "cartoon" is not limited to cel, stop-motion, or computer-animated productions, but is rather a state of mind."
R.I.P. 1992 - 2005 Cartoon Network's Original Mission Statement. Now all we have to look forward to is another station that's all too similar to Nickelodeon or Disney.
Now I know why some people want to commit suicide. . . I guess I'll continue with life or until Cartoon Network airs Shrek (God I feel dirty just typing that word!)
Friday, November 11, 2005
- There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Vin Diesel allows to live.
- If you rearrange the letters in Vin Diesel it reveals his credo: "I End Lives."
- Vin Diesel can win a game of Monopoly without owning any property.
- When Vin Diesel goes to donate blood, he declines the syringe, and instead requests a hand gun and a bucket.
- There is no "I" in team. There are two "I"s in Vin Diesel. Screw you, team.
- In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Vin Diesel could use to kill you, including the room itself.
- Vin Diesel has always been able to find Waldo, except for one time. He found himself stumped on the last page of Where's Waldo Now?, not being able to find the Waldo without a shoe. He threw the book down and screamed, "This SUCKS!" They're all wearing shoes." He then proceeded to eat the book and exclaim, "IF I CAN'T FIND WALDO, THEN NO ONE CAN!" The book he ate belonged to a child that he had borrowed it from. The child began to cry and Vin ate him for good measure. The incident has since been refered to as Christmas.
- Vin Diesel is the reason why Waldo is hiding.
- Vin Diesel once beat Super Mario Bros 3 without even touching his Nintendo controller. He just yelled at his TV in between bites of his "Filet of Child" sandwich, and the game beat itself out of fear.
- Vin Diesel is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.
- When Vin Diesel jumps into a body of water, he doesn't get wet. The water gets Vin instead.
- Vin Diesel can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.
- It takes 14 puppeteers to make Vin Diesel smile, but only 2 to make him destroy an orphanage.
- On his birthday, Vin Diesel randomly selects one lucky child to be thrown into the sun.
- Vin Diesel can divide by zero.
- You are what you eat. That is why Vin Diesel's diet consists entirely of bricks, steel, and the tears of small children.
- Not only was Vin Diesel the first to shoot a baby out of a cannon, he was the first to eat a high velocity baby shot out of a cannon.
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Special thanks go to Jen for bringing a tub O' delicious cookies, Anna for bringing cider, and Phil . . . wait, no ... he cursed my home with DR. THUNDER!!!!!!!
Anyway, pictures are on their way and if Cait is reading this, the mystery prize you left behind is waiting for you.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Comments from the Dave . . .
"that wesapon in the picture is my assigned
weapon, the M249 SAW. 850 rounds per minute of happiness, 1000 round combat
load, and 25 pounds of dead weight (road marches kinda suck after 3 hours).
It's my little living area (btw, not all
the stuff in the bacground are mine. Some belong to my bunkmate. Lots of
crap, not lots of space. You know how it is. Well, cya (again)!"
Sunday, October 09, 2005
I get to be the Mad Hatter because I say so!
Sarah gets to Zatanna because I've seen Sarah work her magic (ewwww, creepy love metaphore).
Kane gets to be Comissioner James Gordon based on Lexi's Recomendation. (& they both have glasses).
Lexi gets to be Baby Doll because they are both actresses.
Kenny Harley is the Creeper cause they both crazy!!
Kristen is Summer Gleeson (don't know why, just fits)
Nathan Trotta is Harvey Bullock the bumliest character in Batman.
Tiffany is Detective Renee Montoya (It's a stretch but she was the only female character left that fits)
The Penguin lives in the sewers and Mike lives in Phil's apartment, nuf said.
Confused about a Bat Character, find out more about them here. http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/bios/
The Baxer Ave. Mourge:
- Working: If you would like to volunteer at the Mourge you are welcome to anytime. The Mourge is open every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday in October plus Halloween eve and Halloween. I will be going for sure this Friday (Oct 14) to work and anyone is welcome to come with.
-V.I.P. Tour: We need to pick a day to all go down to the Mourge together and get the VIP tour (believe me you don't want to miss out on this).
Monday, October 03, 2005
The Parade is over and a success. I'd like to thank everyone who helped with and participated in the Baxter Halloween Parade.
Check out some pics of that the crowd took. . .
And don't forget Donovan & Sarah's 3rd Anual Halloween Party is Saturday October 29
Bigger post on that later.
Monday, September 26, 2005
The following is a list of people I know are going to be in it...
Donovan Jones (as Luigi), Scott DeVos (as Mario), Emily DeVos (as Lora Croft), Kristen Barnes (as Pac-Man), Sarah Janckila (as "L" Tetris Shape), Liz Seng (as "T" Tetris Shape), Tiffany Madison (as Lise), Brett Darling (Pac-Man Ghost), Sarah Rice (?something?), Jennifer Wilson (?something?).
The following are unsure if they can make it...
Anna Herbst (as "l" Tetris Shape), Mike Overton (as Square Tetris Shape).
If you are not mentioned here at all and you want to be in the Parade, contact me immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org) before it's too late.
Again, the Parade is This Saturday (Oct. 1st) starting at 3 p.m. We need to be at the Baxter Ave. Mourge at 1:30 p.m. so if you need a ride contact me. Most likely we will pick people up at the Game Room around 12:30pm.
Parade Website: http://www.baxterparade.com/
Here's some pics of the the costumes so far...
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Check out these links . . .
This one is a video of people using the controller
This one is an article from Nintendo
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
But seriously folks, here it is:
SGT Warder, David
558th SC Co
PO Box 5000
Edinburgh, IN 46124
And you had all *better* be around Friday... that's an order people.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Brett gets Robin because he is our "Boy Wonder".
Scott Get's Joker because if he were criminaly insane, he comes close to matching.
Liz is Harley Quinn because she has a thing for the Joker (Mark Hamil's version, not Scott's.)
Phil is Killer Croc because of the identical Brow ridges.
Dave is Ras Al Ghoul, Batman's Toughest enemy. Nuf said.
Benji and Duck are the Ventriloquist and Scareface. I think it's obvious why.
Sarah Rice is the Riddler because she has the Brainy Knowledge.
Brandon of the Light and Brandon of the Dark are Two Face. Again Obvious.
Jen is Catwoman because she loves cats so much that she has catnip bubbles.
Sydel is Poison Ivy because she's a vegaterian.
This is not a completed list. You the Blog reader can help! Who should be who? Here are the remaining Bat Actors: Batman, Alfred, Comissioner Gordan, Clock King, Bane, Scarecrow, Man-bat, Mr. Freeze, Clayface, Penguin, and Mad Hatter.
Saturday, August 13, 2005
OK people, I need to know who wants to be in the Louisville Halloween Parade this year.
The Parade is Saturday October 1st. at 3 p.m.
All other information on the parade is on the website . . . http://www.baxterparade.com/
You can pretty much dress however you like (must be family freindly, nothing dirty) and you will be placed accordingly. Scott, Emily (scott's sister), and I are doing a videogame theme. If you wanna march with us dress up to a video game theme or let me know, I have several ideas and I will provide your costume. Right now we have a Luigi, Mario, and Peach. Some ideas of mine include the pac-man ghosts, a giant opperarional pac-man, videogamed-out zombies and the control master (whoever this is will be covered in controlers and maybe a nintendo power glove.)
So let me know who's interested so I can start filling out forms. I MUST KNOW!!! Preferably berfore September.
Monday, August 08, 2005
Anyway I thought I'd fill you all in on the news of the latest version of the game, Mario Party 7, to hit stores in November. The most exciting change is that the game will be for 8 players at one time by sharing controlers. EIGHT, that's 8 people.
No more sitting around waiting for the the next game to start and now Liz gets to lose to seven other players. WHEEEEEEEEEE!
Joining the cast of playable characters are Birdo and Dry Bones. (Looks like Donkey Kong is a nonplayable character again, sorry Phil). Also the microphone will get a lot more use this time around.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Just like TIFFANY! Go look at her Blog NOW . . . Tiff's Blog
* Oh GOD! It's infected Mike too . . . Mike's Blog
(Good Gravy, all that just to post a simple link. Tiffany only asked me to post her blog link not create insanity. If your wondering I wrote this after watching four Batman episodes in row followed by a phone call from Sarah. And yes, I crazy!?)
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Codenamed the "Nintendo Revolution" it is still uncertain if it will keep that name. Nintendo has revealed that Revolution will be backward compatible with GameCube, play both Game Cube discs and 12cm discs (size of revolution game discs), go online via Wi-Fi connections, be able to download software from the Internet, use 512MB flash memory to save data, and feature wireless controllers.
In addition, the console will boast two USB 2.0 ports. It will also play DVD with an extra part. Classic Nintendo, Super NES, and Nintendo 64 games will be available to download and play on the Revolution too. And don't you hate learning a new controler? Well if you don't like the new one, the Nintendo Revolution has A GameCube docking station located on one side of the unit which features four Game Cube controller inputs as well as two Memory Pak slots.
The best part is one of the 1st games to come out on the Revolution is a sequel to Super Smash Bros. Melee. Even better, the game will be Wi-Fi compatible, enabling players to fight it out against each other online.
This leads to the whole point of this blog entry . . . A reason to list my predictions and wishes for characters to appear in Smash bros. 3
First give Luigi his Vaccum. Captain Olimar (with pikmin), Wario, Waluigi, Toad, Mario AND Luigi Tag Team (2-in-1 ice climber style),Diddy Kong, Daisy, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Paper Mario (he would kinda be like mr. game & watch). Can you all think of anyone else (keep it nintendo)? My list seems mostly mario characters.